Purple Kush Strain
This 100% indica emerged from the Oakland (or "Oaksterdam") area of California as the result of a cross between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. Purple Kush nugs are smaller and denser than hybrid or sativa strains. When properly cured, Purple Kush nugs should be a medium-size and popcorn-shaped. Purple Afghani contributes to the indica-hybrid's purple color. Purple Kush nugs should also display a healthy coating of trichome crystals and streaks of orange pistils. The strain's bright green backdrop is the final aspect of its visual appeal.
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Overview of Purple Kush
This all indica girl is known for her long lasting high that starts strong as well as her berry aroma. Hailing from the "Oaskterstdam" hub in Northern California, Purple Kush harnesses its power from its international genetics. Growers favor the strain for its versatility and potent product. This all-star indica additionally delights recreational and medical users. Purple Kush boasts a powerful and intoxicating scent, which it is known for.
First-hand reports say the bud has a musky and earthy scent, undercut by a smell of pine and fruitiness. When smoked, Purple Kush varieties should burst with a grape-like and hashy smell. Warning to novice smokers: Purple Kush's harsh exhale can incite coughing.
The strain was named a Top 10 Kush strain by High Times in 2016. Part of this accolade reflects Purple Kush's impressive THC range that often reaches into the 20th percentile. Purple Kush varieties range from 18% to 27% THC. Purple Kush's high has been known to last up to three hours.
Potential Effects of Purple Kush
The strain starts off with a slight sense of cerebral disorientation before easing into physical relaxation. More psychedelic and distorted head highs are not uncommon. Users' lips have been known to turn into involuntary grins, unnoticed under the heavy high.
Potential Negative Effects of Purple Kush
As Purple Kush is a potent strain, those who are sensitive to marijuana frequently complain of headaches or anxiety, both of which are symptoms of being too high.
Lineage of Purple Kush
The full-bodied indica is a mixture between a Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani strain. The two Southeast Asian landrace strains create a totally indica lineage. These two indicas foster a famously euphoric high that rounds out with a sedative sense of comfort.
Growing Purple Kush
Plants flower in 8 weeks indoors and outdoors, making this a versatile choice for growers. Purple Kush will grow wide rather than tall, and the dark green buds will remain dense and not overly large.
Like other indica plants, Purple Kush plants grow wide, bushy, and low. For Purple Kush seeds, growers favor indoor growing conditions with high levels of control. Multiple plants can fit in an inside growing space; Purple Kush plants do not tend to reach more than 36 inches tall (three feet). Growers can expect up to 1.3 ounces of yield per square foot of plant.
After Purple Kush plants have flowered, it is important to cure the plants properly for about a week. Hang the Purple Kush buds upside down in a room, consistently with 50% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. The harvester should then seal the Purple Kush flower in jars in similar conditions (ideal humidity 60% to 65%).